Sparking New Connections at Women in Business

Sparking New Connections at Women in Business

FCM was delighted to welcome over 50 local business women from across the region who attended the sell-out Women in Business summer seminar on 6th July, with the delegates gaining powerful insight and self-coaching tips as to how our brain makes connections, from personal development business coach, Ursula Cameron.

The vibrant professional Women in Business programme led by the Chamber of Commerce and its three event partners, FCM Associates, Smith Partnership and Mercure Newton Park Hotel, was very well received, giving the delegates the chance to network over lunch and gain vital personal development skills and tips. 

With an international career spanning 20 years in the coaching profession, Ursula helped the delegates experience techniques for coaching to explain how we learn and develop, the power of the mind and the influence of language; helping them to create their own positive solutions for issues they face. 

Ursula Cameron said: “I was very proud to have been asked to speak to the ladies at Women in Business, and found the room to be full of positive energy. The ladies had a real a thirst for knowledge to improve their business skills and I was overwhelmed by the response after my talk – as it really resonated with them.

“Over the years I have trained people all over the world, from teams in huge corporations to individuals, who require specialists training to develop their careers and sometimes to change their career path completely. Thanks to the WiB committee for inviting me to speak, it was an extremely rewarding experience for me and I made a lot of new business contacts for the future!”

Women in Business partner, Claire Twells, Partner at Smith Partnership Solicitors said: “We were so pleased to welcome yet another top class professional speaker to our summer event, Ursula Cameron, who is also a Prince’s Trust mentor and an associate lecturer at Derby University!

“The Women in Business partners always strive to book high quality and inspiring speakers for each event and Ursula’s talk really resonated with us all. Over lunch we all enjoyed a delicious homemade afternoon tea at the Newton Park Hotel, and made the most of the networking opportunity.

“We were also delighted to have raised £157 for our fabulous local charity Every Cloud, who buy gifts for people under-going breast cancer treatment. Thanks to everyone who donated a prize!”

Chris Plant, Divisional Director for Burton & District and Chase Chambers of Commerce said: “Our Women in Business programme is going from strength to strength, attracting speakers of the calibre of Ursula Cameron is testament to this. 

“It is a vibrant professional female networking group with a varied programme of activities to provide skill workshops and networking opportunities which reach out to all working women. 

“We are very grateful to our programme partners FCM Associates, Smith Partnership and Mercure Newton Park Hotel for helping us create engaging and memorable events!”








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Photography courtesy of Joanne Cooper Photography:

1. WiB committee: Kirsty Davis - Mercure Newton Park Hotel, Ursula Cameron (speaker),  Claire Twells – Smith Partnership, Tracey Anne Chadwick – FCM Associates, Wilma Gallagher – Mercure Newton Park Hotel and Pam Wallis – Burton & District Chamber of Commerce 

2. Every Cloud representatives – Jude Weston, Jessica Simpson, Tracey Bricknell

3. WiB raffle winners (IN BOLD) with the committee and prize donators: L-R Kim Radley (Barclays Premier), Jitka Krizova (Vita Canis), Victoria Booth (Smith Partnership), Hilary Cuttell (Chamber of Commerce), Sharon Plummer (Smith Partnership), Gina Irons (Smith Partnership) Suzanne Royston-Webb (Burton Albion FC), Tracey Chadwick (FCM), Ursula Cameron (Ursula Cameron Ltd), Claire Twells (Smith Partnership) and Rachel Flower (Smith Partnership)


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06 Jul 2017

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